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Table 3 Intention to discuss CWC topics and intent to change behaviour

From: A survey of primary care patients’ readiness to engage in the de-adoption practices recommended by Choosing Wisely Canada

  % that do not intend to discuss (95 % CI) % that intend to discuss with health professionalsa (95 % CI) % that intend to discuss with family, relatives and friends (95 % CI) % will change behaviour (95 % CI)
ECG educational brochure (n = 105) 29.5 (21.6–38.8) 52.4 (42.9–61.7) 32.4 (24.2–41.8) 36.2 (27.6–45.7)
Antipsychotics educational brochure (n = 97) 27.8 (19.9–37.5) 37.1 (28.2–47) 53.6 (43.7–63.2) 61.9 (51.9–70.9)
Sinusitis educational brochure (n = 50) 30.0 (19.1–43.8) 46.0 (33–59.6) 40.0 (27.6–53.8) 42.0 (29.4–55.8)
Back pain educational brochure (n = 52) 23.1 (13.7–36.1) 61.5 (48–73.5) 30.8 (19.9–44.3) 48.1 (35.1–61.3)
Sleeping pills educational brochure (n = 40) 40.0 (26.3–55.4) 45.0 (30.7–60.2) 35.0 (22.1–50.5) 30 (18.1–45.4)
Overall (n = 344) 29.4 (24.8–34.4) 47.7 (42.5–52.9) 39.5 (34.5–44.8) 45.3 (40.2–50.6)
  1. CI confidence intervals
  2. a Healthcare professional = physician, nurse, pharmacist and other healthcare professionals